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, roger altman and barry knapp. we have thorsten heins joining us, as well. >> our big story of the morning, it could be a tense days for the markets as the resolution to the physical cliff appears less likely. we can see the futures opening at least 150 off if things keep up the way they are. house speaker john boehner failing to mount enough support for his plan b that would raise taxes only on families earning more than $1 million. the president vowing he will press ahead with congress to get a deal done. >> he wasn't going to do it, anyway. what does he mean it will press ahead? >> i don't know. >> because it wasn't going to go to the senate. >> but to me, the demonstration that boehner didn't have the support -- you thought boehner never had the support for this plan? >> no. i'm saying boehner didn't have support to do it even at a million -- >> which suggests to me what kind of rationale -- >> because maybe the house wanted some actually spending cuts. after giving in on tax breaks, they didn't go -- >> we always wondered if boehner can deliver the right. i wonder if th
fiscal roadblock? what traders tell us. in today's cover story, a preview of the economy in 2013. the amount of optimisim just may surprise you. plus, how sex appeal is killing the allure of certain retailers. what's on the menu for this stock market darling? and, its the end of the world as we know it. why some businesses feel fine. first business starts now. you're watching first business: financial news, analysis, and today's investment ideas. good morning. it's friday, december 21st. i'm angela miles, and we survived the mayan calander prediction! in today's first look: standout stocks: research in motion had wild rides last night. rim shares bounced nearly 7% after reporting a profit that surprised analysts, then sold off on word of declining blackberry sales in the u.s. nike stock jumped 6% higher after exceeding earnings expectations and revealing orders were up 6% in the quarter. now on to the market, which also gained ground yesterday on optimism a budget deal will emerge out of washington. meanwhile, the sleepless in america are creating a boost in business. consumers
the u.s. dollar by about .4%. proxy there for global growth prospects. the dollar/yen is weaker by about .25%. this as markets digest the news out of the boj and gauge whether they'll be successful in boosting inflation ultimately. the euro/dollar, 1.3221. so for trading in asia, just how japan, china and the rest have been affected by fiscal cliff news, diedra morris is join onning us with plenty more. hi. >> hey, kelly. it was a bit of a rude awaking. a lot of these indexes were on their way to gains and then we had the fiscal cliff setback. we had news that john boehner's plan b failed. this all turned red and this is where we ended. the nikkei 225 coming back from that huge rally that we have seen over the last five weeks shedding 1%. the exporters hurt here because the dollar/yen was lower. it has regained some ground in the last few hours or so. the kospi shedding about 1%. blame politicians in the u.s. and blame heavyweight samsung. this accounts for some 20% of market value on the kospi index. down 4%. that hurt the broader markets. this is, of course, because eu regulators are p
. thousands of people take to the streets of egypt us second city of defence on religion and the constitution. at 1-year mandate for mali. the go-ahead for national troops. at no end, the standoff for washington. republican plans to avert a fiscal crisis fails to win back supsupport in the white house. at least 30 people have been killed in southeastern kenya. the deaths in the region are being blamed on tribal fighting between the two communities. more now from al jazeera -- nazanineazeera's moshiri. >> a victims are at least five children, five women. many people injured as well. enya's red cross says they have managed to evacuate 16 seriously injured to a town on the coast. they are still searching in the area for more victims. at the heart of this is land. this is the arid area, water is scarce. grazing land is scarce as well. the orma on the one side, her on the other side the pastor list -- the pokomo back in august and september, hundreds were injured and thousands were replaced. also part of this our politics. kenya is heading for a presidential election in march, 2013, and the politi
>>> glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." it's friday, december 21st. i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. they're hoping consumers will keep spending and not just on christmas presents. we have joined from the business desk with the numbers. >> the magic number is considered a rate that reflects a healthy stream of goods an services. the previous estimate didn't reach that number. officials at the commerce department have changed the picture of the economy filling in some gaps. they say the pace of growth is the highest. commerce department officials revised up their growth rate. gross domestic product grew from the previous quarter. it was up by 0.4% from the figure last month. it was up from 1.4 to 1.6%. consumer spending does account for 70% of gdp. expert growth was revised from 1.1% to 1.9%. federal government spending was changed. it was revised downward slightly but maintain the pace of 13.5%. still the u.s. economic outlook remains uncertain. the obama administration and the republicans are at a stand still to resolve the tax increases. here in japa
, but opponents say they intend to continue their protests. >> turning out to the u.s., president barack obama has just announced his nomination of senator john kerry to become secretary of state. >> john kerry is currently chairman of the senate foreign relations committee and has undertaken numerous diplomatic missions. he also ran unsuccessfully for president back in 2004. the move has been widely expected. observers say he should win easy confirmation in the senate. staying in washington, and president obama is increasing the pressure on the country's powerful gun lobby's and calling for stricter regulations on assault weapons. he has also challenged his fellow gun control advocates to take a clear stand on the issue. >> america had a moment of silence for the victims of the newtown massacre. exactly one week ago, a young man armed with a semiautomatic rifle gunned down 20 people in connecticut. meanwhile, the national rifle association has taken a hard- line stance on the issue, calling for armed security guards in every american school to protect students. >> the gun owner's organization has
's evident in equity markets. >> that does it for us. we hope you have a happy and safe holiday. from all of us here. meantime don't go anywhere, "mad starts right now. >> i'm jim cramer. welcome to my world. >> you need to get in the game. he's nuts. they're nuts. they know nothing. >> i always like to say there's a bull market somewhere. "mad money," you can't afford to miss it. i'm cramer. welcome to "mad money." people want to make friends. just trying to save money. my job isn't just entertainment, it's education. call me. fiscal cliff talks. let's be optimistic. use the word stall. the president gave us a little hope tonight that an agreement to avert a middle class tax hike could still occur next week. saw the breakdown play hideously in the session today. nasdaq diving. it makes sense the market got a whacking when you consider that the speaker of the house didn't have enough votes in his own party to push through any tax increases and the president says there's got to be some. that's even for people making more than a million bucks. it was for show. the president would have vetoe
but maintain the pace of 13.5%. still the u.s. economic outlook remains uncertain. the obama administration and the republicans are at a stand still to resolve the tax increases. here in japan the central bank has started to consider a concrete inflation target. this is in response to a request made by the incoming leader. policy makers reviewed the inflation goal at a board meeting on thursday. they aim to reach a conclusion at their next meeting in january. liberal democratic party leader wants to pull japan's economy out of deflation once the new administration is in place. he's asking the boj to sign a policy accord with the incoming coming to make the target 2%. the rate remains at around 0%. it averaged at the lower 1% range during the bubble era in the late 1980s. some boj officials insist they should study the inflation impact on people's lives if it should double. others agree it might make it difficult to steer monetary measures in strview of economic conditions. the bank of japan plans to exam how its inflation target should be sent and when it shoultd be reached. let's g let's g
, they will not be keen to work christmas eve, and christmas day, that takes us to next wednesday, only a little more than a week ahead of the government possibly hitting a cliff. are you surprised? not at all. a great tragic comedy, neil, they will keep you in a job for the rest of yourife reporting on that. neil: i am not too shocked. i thought this dismissive you, that house leadership had of their rumbling ranks they would swallow this, i didn't see it, a lot of these tea party congressmen, 80 some odd that help propel john boehner to speaker got alleged against having to do the -- got elected to do against the very thing they were called on to do, vote for a tax increase. they could not swallow it. and not see any decrease in spending, you know the definition of this problem is we have a tril don dollar deficit, let's cut it down, neither side is approaching that topic effectively. neil: i have talked with a few tea party types. who said, neil, i would have gone along with this, and would go along with this, if i saw you know a return. or something for the pound of flesh i was offering. that democrat
from almost every bank. we were in a 1932 situation. >> because of everything else around us. we were focused on congress' ineptitude at that time. and we got more scared by their unwillingness to pass the t.a.r.p. >> i have tremendous faith in our economy. we had great numbers yesterday. we had a good head of steam in housing and durable goods. >> better than expected at least. >> i think you could cool the economy a little bit. but unlike 2008, where i was worried that my paycheck wouldn't cash and my bank would fail, unlike the debt ceiling -- >> i know that. i'm saying it is a very, very different time now, no doubt about it. the only thing being we're relying on our leaders in washington to try to craft some sort of solution. >> did you have quotes around the word leader then? i'm only watching your lips. if you were to type that, would there be quotes around leaders? >> yes. >> thank you. i rest my case. >> i'm willing to take those quotes off. >> if they show that they are truly leaders without quotes. >> i come to work every day, my tallahassee paycheck, still in my wallet. i
back and update us. we have breaking news on motorola. if you throw the letter x in front of everyone, everyone gets glittery eyed. a new phone called the x phone. no real details on this. google owns a lot of patents. google stock down 1%, but motorola working on a new iphone and samsung galaxy s-3 it is internally known as though x phone. tortorella has run into some obstacles, but there you are. we have run into gyrations today. stock options, equity options, let's take it to the traders that have been dealing with is that the new york stock exchange cme group. john cortina, what was it like last night? how closely we want to mess with the stock futures dropping precipitously. it's not as bad as it could've been, is that right? >> yes, it's amazing what twitter can provide for you for information. i was at my child's recital and might twitter feed was going on. clearly, we saw a lot about last what happens overnight is that there's not a lot of volume or liquidity. you're going to see that shipped. the volatility in the market. especially that we saw with the s&p. if things like th
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